No Upgrade Discount For The Last Of Us, But More MP DLC Likely On The Way

by Mike Futter on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:52 AM

If you were hoping for Sony to discount The Last of Us Remastered Edition for PS3 version owners, we have some bad news. The company has ruled out any further discounts after dropping the price for everyone by $10 to $49.99.

The news comes by way of PlayStation Europe blog manager Fred Dutton, who soundly put the matter to rest in response to a user inquiry. Naughty Dog previously floated the idea of an upgrade discount (possibly similar to what was offered at the PlayStation 4 launch).

There is some good news, though. As we mentioned in our hands-on preview this morning, there is a good chance that more multiplayer DLC is coming. Whether this will be more cosmetic items or additional maps has yet to be revealed, though.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


Our Take
If the $49.99 asking price for the upgraded version of The Last of Us is too steep for you, you can always wait for the inevitable price drop. Development takes time and money, and giving people access to all of that work for a $10 (or other steeply discounted upgrade price) wouldn’t be economically sound.

The upgrade plan at the PS4 launch was born of necessity and a bit of fear that current generation versions wouldn’t sell at all as people waited for newer editions. This situation is completely different.